100-Word Review: "Superman Returns"
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, and the ghost of Marlon Brando.
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and Bryan Singer
Released by: Warner Bros.
Theatrical Release Date: 6/28/2006
Run Time: 157 min.
Spoiler warning! Do not read if you haven’t seen the movie!
John Williams score + space whooshing credits = instant tears of joy. More tears four or five times after. Pure joy. Superman is back. I had forgotten how much we need him.
Brandon Routh. Just as perfect as Christopher Reeve. Kate Bosworth is… not as perfect as Margot Kidder. She looks and acts too ingénue.
The Brando footage also brought tears.
Finally, Lex Luthor is evil instead of buffoonish. Stick it to ‘im, Kevin!
Much of it looks very X-Men—in a good way. But Superman with a child out of wedlock??? Wrong idea, Bryan.
Great foundation for Superman VI.